In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, San Francisco and parts of the Bay Area faced one of the most mass unknown murders that is still unsolved until this day. The murder, who exemplified himself as the “Zodiac,” kept in contact with the police and area newspapers using notes, confirming that he has murdered yet another citizen. Although the police were never able to identify the zodiac, they were able to gather information about him through letters he was sending to the police and newspapers. The zodiac killed up to about 40 people, but the police is estimating about 50, therefore the amount of killings still remains unknown. The zodiac was very creative at his killings, so everytime the police thought they had gained knowledge on his strategies, Zodiac would change his ways and leave the police speechless.
According to the corners report there were many different lacerations and including the dilation of her anal cavity; it was concluded they had been done much later after her death occurred. Now concerning the hundreds of people that came forward to admit they had been the ones to commit the crime of killing “the black dahlia”, there were a few that had stood out as possible suspects. But the only one that was arrested was a young man by the name Red Manley; he was a 26-year-old married man who was very intensely investigated even was showed off in front of the media while he was in handcuffs at that time. Later on he was cleared of all suspicion of the murder due to passing numerous amounts of lie detector tests, but there are some theories
Today, I Barbara Teller, will inform you all on why the death penalty should be abolished. Some of you may not be aware that the death penalty still exists in multiple countries, and others may support it. But yes, it is a thing and one that more people should be involved in. My son was put to death for the 1992 murder of 70-year-old John Watson of Covington. But no hard evidence had proven he was at the scene of the crime.
Adnan Masud Syed is the accused, prime suspect, and in official and general opinion the murder of Hae Min Lee. He was the victim’s ex-boyfriend, and was convicted of first degree murder and given a life sentence plus 30 years. His big problem in this case is that he does not remember what he had been doing in the day and time of the murder, and that he did not have alibi; apart from the fact that all the evidence against him is circumstantial. The majority of information of Adnan’s background comes from episode one of the show. “Adnan was born in the US, but his parents are from Pakistan.
"I think the installment of the marker just gave people another outlet, ' ' said Rick Hill, Kelsie 's coach at Kolping. "I don 't think it really puts closure on anything." Program just starting Mitsch had the kernel of the idea and had started doing research on the witness support program well before the Crow killing, but the teen 's death spotlighted the intimidation issue and catapulted the program forward, said Mitsch 's boss, homicide Lt. Dave Johnston. "Testifying is uncomfortable. It 's tense.
Aileen Wuornos Rebecca McRunnel CRJ 308 Psychology of Criminal Behavior Professor David Ojo October 6, 2014 A serial killer is defined as a “person who murders three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a “cooling off” period between each murder, which whose motivation for killing is largely based on psychological gratification.” (University, n.d) Many times serial murders go unsolved and other times it takes decades to unravel. According to the FBI there is no set profile of a serial killer, because they can come in all sizes, ages, shapes, colors and groups. (Welch, 2011) They tend to operate within their comfort zone, which is there area where they work, live or they have relative’s homes. (Roberts, 2011)
Holmes was convicted on 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder for the 2012 Aurora shooting that killed 12 people and injured 70 others. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting. “We believe that the death penalty is morally wrong, especially when the condemned is mentally ill,” his parents had written in a letter. “He is a human being gripped by severe mental illness. We realize treatment in an institution would be best for our son.
Then, on the 9th November 1999, the Home Office convicted Sally Clark because she killed her son. Also they looked to the first child’s death because it raised suspicions from the doctor, so some weeks later the police arrested Sally Clark on the suspicion of the murder of her two sons. However, Sally Clark tried out at Chester Crown Court. In this case there were no witnesses against the Sally Clark on her actions and to accuse her. The highly qualified medical experts were called by the prosecution and defence and their provided evidence against her.
The legal issue as discussed above is related to whether there is enough physical evidence to say that Scott Peterson is the murderer. His behavior, the fact that he had an affair with Amber Fray shortly before his wife 's disappearance that he continued to do so after her disappearance, and that he lied multiple times, and his going to the Berkley Marina on the day of his wife 's disappearance while the bodies of the victims were found not too far from that location, make him a very likely suspect. He also had a life insurance of 250 000$ put under Laci 's name (Dockterman, 1), and showed a behavior that would suggest him leaving the country before being tried also adds to this belief. However, there is still not direct evidence of him committing the murder so there is an issue as to accusing someone of murder and sentencing him to death with this kind of evidence, is it enough and would this be just? Moreover, the state of California considers an 8 weeks old or older fetus as a victim.
¨She came up with circumstantial links from her father to a string of unsolved murders across the United States, from the family home in Massachusetts to California¨ (Katz 191). Amazingly, Knowlton’s family members were able to support her claims that George Knowlton was indeed a vicious man, and that he had boasted about having carried out numerous murders and not being caught (Katz 191). Unfortunately for officers, George Knowlton died in a car crash in 1962 near the area of Claremore, Oklahoma (Katz 191). In 1995, Janice published her book, Daddy Was the Black Dahlia Killer, and later committed suicide at age 67 in year 2004 (Katz 191). Through compelling evidence, Janice and her family declares George Knowlton as the Black Dahlia killer.
He killed twelve people and wounded another 58.But just a few weeks later, another American community faced the unimaginable grief that cities like Tucson and Aurora knew too well. In Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a shooting in a Sikh temple left six people dead and four more wounded. Despite witnessing these tragedies again and again and again, nothing could have steeled the nation for what would happen in Newtown, Connecticut. On December 14, 2012, the day had just begun at Sandy Hook Elementary when a man broke into the school and started shooting. Within minutes, twenty of Sandy Hook’s first graders – 6 and 7 year olds – were killed in their classrooms.
The DNA of Robert Pilcher was not the only profile created, as there were profiles of two other individuals who were not able to be identified. There were also hairs and fingerprints found at the crime scene that could not be linked to Pilcher and remained unidentified. An alibi was established by Pilcher for the day of the murder, as he was apparently working at Jaycees circus office, but after 40 years, crucial witnesses were no longer alive and memories became foggy. Pilcher also argued that the semen stains were from a previous sexual encounter, and there was little other physical evidence directly linking him to the crime. However, a former girlfriend of Pilcher’s testified to him stating that he previously offed somebody, and a brother-in-law testified that Mr. Pilcher reached out to him after he had gained information about the re-opening of Mary Jayne Jones’ case and stated that he was not proud of his past and that he may be going to
But, the story is coming to an end soon. In the article “James Holmes found guilty of murder in Colorado Theater shooting” the journalist wrote “The jury also found Holmes guilty of attempted murder on all of the 140 counts against him for the 70 people wounded in the shooting. Additionally, he was found guilty of one count of possession or control of an explosive or incendiary device”. Life in prison without parole is a punishment while death penalty is only an execution. Death penalty may be too barbaric and too expensive.